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His discussions of humor as aesthetic experience, social lubricant, and valuable human feature sreiously original and provocative. School Health Centers as a Service Delive The Variety of Humor 7. State University of New York. John Morreall’s broad-ranging concerns in Taking Laughter Seriously make it a book that will interest those in the social and behavioral sciences, philosophy, English literature and criticism, drama, and folklore.

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Taking Laughter Seriously

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The whole book demonstrates the seriousness of humor and its central place in human life. Humor and Freedom 9. It will be enjoyed by philosophers, psychologists, teachers, and anyone who can read. Tune In, Log On: Iddo Tavory lahghter – Theory and Society 43 A New Theory Part Two: He is the author of Analogy and Talking about God. To learn more about Copies Direct watch this short online video.

Memo Bergmann – – Hypatia 1 1: One would hope that a book on laughter and humor, even a scholarly one, would not be so ponderous and officious that it evidenced little relationship to its announced topic. The topic is important and is one which philosophers have tended to ignore, as have most disciplines. Laughter in Eastern and Western Philosophies: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Philosophy 31 2: Browse titles authors morreqll uniform titles series callnumbers dewey numbers starting from optional.

The laughter of the Thracian handmaid. John Morreall, Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Northwestern University, has published numerous articles on philosophy and linguistics.


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I know of no comparable work. Belief and the Basis of Humor. He is the author of Analogy and Talking about God.

Cite this Email this Add to favourites Print this page. The second quality of Taking Laughter Seriously is its clarity and its engaging style.